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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Oak Hills.

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How Far From Oak Hills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oak Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oak Hills to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Oak Hills to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,557 miles [10,552.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oak Hills ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Oak Hills.

While the name Oak Hills is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Oak Hills   [Map]
Distance: About 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the West

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Bartholomew County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bartholomew County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Oak Hills, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Hamilton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roane County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Bexar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,459 miles [2,348 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Oak Hills, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Hills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Oak Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4901, Longitude: -86.9022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Oak Hills to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.735 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.351 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.343 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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